Veterans step up, secure win over Chargers

Updated: October 11, 2005, 3:19 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- Even though he's only in his second season, Ben Roethlisberger looks amazingly cool in the pocket in pressure situations. When he went down with a knee injury with 1:05 remaining in Monday night's frantic 24-22 victory over the Chargers, his veteran teammates had to assume command.

Charlie Batch, who hasn't played since November of 2003, had to run onto the field and try to navigate the final three plays to set up Jeff Reed's game-winning 40-yard field goal. Backup ...

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